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24.03.2020

Australian researchers work to eradicate Tuberculosis

In 2015, there were 10.4 million cases of tuberculosis (TB) worldwide and 1.8 million deaths from the disease. And no… that’s not a typo. To further emphasise just how deadly the disease actually is: tuberculosis continues to kill around 4,000 people globally each day. No, that’s not a typo either…. that’s 4,000 people every day!…

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17.03.2020

Creating harmony through football

Migrating to a new country poses some significant issues around belonging but one program has tackled this issue with a novel approach: football. The Multicultural Futsal Series (‘M-Series’) project (www.facebook.com/M.Series.Futsal.KGV) which commenced last year, is the brainchild of Jarrod Galbraith-Marten from STARTTS, who realised there was a need to develop a  program which could provide…

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17.03.2020

Tackling childhood obesity in South West Sydney

Jaryd (not his real name) is 11 years old and weighs 187kg. Aiya (not her real name) is two and has symptoms of pre-diabetes and high blood pressure. They are only two of the 44,000 children and young people (CYP) living in South West Sydney who are obese. For these CYP, childhood is often tainted…

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06.03.2020

Research into women’s health: a priority in South West Sydney

The challenge of research is making sure it is impactful, can be translated into the community, and that also hasn’t been done before. The researchers at Western Sydney University have certainly risen to that challenge. For women of South West Sydney, that means better programs and improved health outcomes.   Obesity and breast cancer screening:…

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21.02.2020

Breaking down the stigma of animal research

The first thing that Alison Richards, Ingham Institute’s Research Support Officer, noticed when she drove into the city of Denver in Colorado, USA, were the flags adorning each street pole. What made these flags so interesting to Alison was they were promoting the animal research conference that she was there to attend. Alison explains that…

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